Five overlooked prospects the Cleveland Browns can’t pass up in the 2020 NFL Draft, as the team looks to get back on the fast track in the AFC North.
Every year is a big year when talking draft and the Cleveland Browns, and 2020 is no exception. The Browns blew up in 2019 under the weight of expectations and failed first-year head coach.
Despite the six-win season, there’s still talent on the roster, so if the organization can make smart choice this offseason, all the while Kevin Stefanski resurrects Baker Mayfield’s career, the Browns should be in the playoff hunt down the stretch come December.
The Browns have plenty of holes to fill, as the franchise just created another lane for a semi-truck to drive through by letting go linebacker Joe Schobert. Now, the team is in desperate need of a middle linebacker, two offensive tackles, a safety and probably a tight end, depending how you feel about David Njoku today.
The Browns just aren’t going to get all this fixed in free agency and the early rounds of the draft, meaning Paul DePodesta and Andrew Berry have to do something this franchise has stunk at for 20 years: Find talent in the later rounds and develop those players into contributing talent on a winning team.
The Steelers seemingly do it every year. So do the Ravens. It’s not impossible. You might not feel that way being a Browns’ fan, but doesn’t the Law of Averages eventually have to come up Cleveland’s way?
We’ve seen the mocks and we all have our favorite picks for the first couple of rounds. However, perhaps the Browns should consider these prospects in the middle-to-later parts of the draft, in addition to the undrafted free-agent rush that comes in the days following.